Today is Thursday and a little "Thoughtfulness" on our Thursdays goes a long way, how about remembering that special lady who has just had a new baby girl, or even that special breast cancer survivor! Take them a batch of "Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies" and they will be smiling with joy that you thought about them.
credit to the fabulous website www.quick-dish.tablespoon.com
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, slightly softened
- 1 (17.5 oz.) pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 egg WHITES (do not use whole egg or the yolk will turn cookies orange)
- red food coloring (about 12-14 drops, or until desired pink color is achieved)
- 1 cup baking chips (dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate or candy pieces like M&Ms)
- 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
- 2Cream butter and cookie mix. Add powdered sugar and flour and mix until well blended and crumbs are fine. Add egg whites and mix until well blended and mixture sticks together. Add red food coloring, several drops at a time, mixing after each addition until desired pink color is achieved and is uniform throughout the dough. Stir in chocolate pieces.
- 3With a 1-1/4" cookie scoop (or by rounded spoonful), drop cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until set but not brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
Now find a pretty little box, bag or package to pack your treats in with a nice thoughtful note to your recipient and you have it! All ready to go!
Idea for your gifting packaging: how about recycling or reusing items you already have in your kitchen, such as those Pringles canisters. I love the versatile little containers, you can wash them well, wrap them with any paper you like, left overs from Christmas, scrap-booking paper, newspaper, pretty napkins, mod-podge,felt, use your Cricut machine........oh my creative brain is kicking in.... the possibilities are endless if you get creative with it, you can make several ahead of time for the times when you make gifts for others, teachers, etc.